You are reading

Photo Exhibit That Features 7 Train Riders Opens at Flushing Public Library Next Week

Faces of the 7 Train (Photo: Drew Kerr)

Dec. 4, 2018 By Christian Murray

The Flushing branch of the Queen’s Public Library will be showcasing a photo exhibit that features 7 train riders.

The exhibit, titled Faces of the 7 Train, opens at the library on Thursday, Dec. 14, and includes 32 black-and-white photographs snapped by Drew Kerr while riding the 7 train from Times Square to Flushing and back over the course of 6 years.

Faces of the 7 Train (Photo: Drew Kerr)

The photos were taken by Kerr without the knowledge or consent of the subject.

The photos show people sleeping, laughing or reading their phones as they go to work or elsewhere. Only one person ever stopped Kerr from taking a photo and Kerr was not hurt during the confrontation.

“I perfected a technique of quietly and quickly taking pictures,” Kerr said, who grew up in Flushing and Howard Beach. “I hopped from car to car in search of interesting subjects.”

After taking hundreds of shots of riders he culled them down to 32.

The exhibit will be on display through Dec.3, 2019. Many photos can be seen by clicking on the exhibit website.

The Flushing library is located at 41-17 Main St. and is open 7 days per week.

email the author:
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Flushing man indicted in fatal collision that killed 10-year-old boy in East Elmhurst last month: DA

A Flushing man was indicted by a Queens grand jury in a fatal collision that killed an 8-year-old boy in East Elmhurst last month.

Jose Barcia, 52, is accused of speeding through a crosswalk while making a left turn, killing Bayron Palomino Arroyo and injuring his 10-year-old brother Bradley on Mar. 13. The grand jury indictment was filed on Apr. 18, and Barcia will be arraigned on May 2, according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz.

Dozens of restaurant and small business owners urge Sen. Ramos to support the $8B Metropolitan Park proposal at Citi Field

Around fifty restaurant and small business owners from Corona, Jackson Heights, and East Elmhurst signed a letter asking state Senator Jessica Ramos to support the $8 billion Metropolitan Park proposal from New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and Hard Rock International to build a casino and entertainment complex on the parking lot adjacent to Citi Field.

Jessica Rico, the owner of Mojitos Restaurant & Bar in Jackson Heights, hand-delivered the letter to a Ramos staffer while the Senator was in Albany on April 19.

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: grand larcenies down across borough, rapes halved in the north, robberies decrease in the south

Apr. 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The number of grand larcenies across Queens was down during the 28-day period from March 18 to April 14, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. At the same time, rapes and robberies decreased significantly in northern and southern Queens, respectively.